Pueblo Mountain Climber's Log
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|Nick Turtura||False Summit King |
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2013
|Hot day for a solo climb but it was beautiful. However, I think there was at least 50 false summits on this one :) Every time I got to the top something was a little higher a little further away. It almost got comical,... almost.|
|Posted Jul 15, 2013 12:24 pm|
|Paul McClellan||North Ridge Route |
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2012
|Started just north of Stergen Meadows at the head of Arizona Creek. Hiked directly up a slope to reach a ridge line, then traversed up mostly open country towards the North Summit. Walked the summit ridge to reach the South Summit. Sunny and warm. Enjoyed reading the summit registry and recognizing so many names from SummitPost.|
|Posted Jul 3, 2012 6:07 pm|
|boisedoc||north ridge |
Date Climbed: May 4, 2012
|followed the north ridge route which worked quite well. No snow left even is early in the year. Barely dodged some storms. The road up to 6000 feet is not too bad but you are a long way from anywhere if something happens|
|Posted May 19, 2012 6:23 pm|
|We drove up Arizona Creek and left the truck on the NW side of Pueblo (near Stergen Meadows). We hiked the road till it dipped and we headed up the west slope. Had lunch on top. Friends moved the truck and we descended the NE side to Catlow Creek. I remember the descent as not much fun.|
|Posted Jun 10, 2011 12:54 am|
|Troy B||North Ridge |
Date Climbed: May 12, 2011
|I parked my car at the 4300' level on the Arizona Creek road and packed up to the top of Pueblo Mountain via the north ridge. I descended to Ten Cent Meadow and camped below the West Pueblo Ridge then ascended West Pueblo the next day. Amazing views!|
|Posted May 14, 2011 12:00 am|
|Swithich||Summit 7 of 9 |
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2010
|My favorite mountain of the trip and our highest peak. Parked at 6000 feet and walked around the bend. Took the line of sight route to the peak on the steep Northwest flank. It was tough on the heels, but worth it for the speed.|
Note the road is not all that great once you get beyond the fork at 5400 feet. Almost worth walking from there because, if you are like us, you'll be traveling the road at 3-4 MPH max (to save your tires).
I love the summit, and wish we could have done Little Cottonwood-Modesto on the other side of the canyon. Next trip I suppose. Happy trails and have fun summiting.
|Posted Jun 19, 2010 10:57 pm|
|vancouver islander||Frigid May ascent |
Date Climbed: May 5, 2010
|North ridge from the gate. Explored the road on towards Ten Cent but it was boggy enough to warrant not risking getting stuck. I was on my own and no-one but no-one comes this way.|
Clear ground to the saddle beyond the first bump in the ridge, then climbed mostly snow slopes to the false summits and the real one beyond.
Snow showers and increasing wind throughout. The summit was bitterly cold; my fingers froze in seconds when I took my gloves off for photos. Good views of W Pueblo between snow squalls. Couldn't find a summit register.
Descending I dropped directly down snow slopes from the first false summit to an old road I could see below; runs parallel and to the west of the N ridge. It joined the Ten Cent road and I walked back to the car on it - round the foot of the ridge.
Finally a word about "that" road. I didn't find it too bad going up. However, going down, debris or simply the angle of the road tipped the truck over towards the drop off on a number of occasions. Probably wasn't that bad but it felt alarming at the time. Just something to be ready for.
|Posted May 7, 2010 12:22 am|
|cjwhat||Walk up route |
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009
|Pat and I drove up Arizona Creek to the high point in the road (7,000 ft) on the west side of Pueblo. There is a major bog just beyond this that I didn't want to get stuck in. Camped and made the climb to the col just north of the summit, then up ridge to summit. Antelope on top ... hot day. Total round trip from camp 3 1/2 hours.|
|Posted Aug 24, 2009 4:54 pm|
|Dean||West route |
Date Climbed: May 23, 2009
|Bob Bolton and I made our way up from the west side. Great mountain but the road that leads to Ten Cent Meadow area is not one I will ever repeat. One section of about a mile is narrow with big drops and no place exists to pass another vehicle coming the other way.However, the Ten Cent Meadow area and scenery in this area is spectacular. Beautiful area.|
|Posted May 25, 2009 9:49 pm|
Date Climbed: May 11, 2008
|Did the north ridge route from the gate. Made the mistake of car camping the night before in my wrangler, wont do that again...|
|Posted May 11, 2008 8:39 pm|
|Dennis Poulin||Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: 22 August 2005|
|A beautiful day for a nice hike.|
|Posted Aug 28, 2005 8:21 pm|
|Brian Jenkins||Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Bushwhack Date Climbed: May 9, 2004|
|Finally got out there to do this one. Got to trailhead about 9:30 pm Saturday night. Slept in truck. Started off at 6:50 am, decided not to do route in guide book as it's just a series of old roads and easy slopes. Picked a line up the northwest side that looks to cut a couple miles off the 16 this was supposed to be. Plus, it looked like a cooler scramble.|
Up and over a mound being careful of possible rattlers (never saw any). There is a north peak that I couldn't tell if it was connected to the main mountain or not so I passed it by and crossed a small stream. Then up steeper slopes following a rock ridge. Cut through that at a break in it and then up and over to the next valley. Hit some snow and climbed a short patch of it until I was on what looked like the final pitch. Well, it turned out to be a false summit, then so did the next point, then another. I finally saw the true summit and strolled across easy meadows to it. There is a small cairn and pole next to a marker. Did this one in 3 hrs 59 minutes at a pretty leisurely pace.
Decided to try the easy slopes on the north side (supposed to be the regular route) for the return but got bored and ended up taking that first unconnected peak ridge back down. (It is connected by a saddle.) Bad idea, I flipped over to the north side and it was loose talus most of the way down and some Class 3 scrambling. Took me almost as much time for the hike back doing this way. Total was abot 9 hours with an hour spent at the summit. Drove back through Nevada and southern Oregon. Got back to Portland at 1 am. Very tired.
|Posted May 10, 2004 11:19 am|